As the effects of ESSA take hold and the realization that we are in a post-NCLB world become a realization, teachers will be able to innovate, achieve autonomy, and take on a leadership role traditionally (at least in recent decades) held by administrators.

Here is some reading material that might illuminate the way forward:

Charlotte Danielson presentation and Chapeter 2 of her book “Teacher Leadership

Massachusetts Department of Education presentation

“Sustainable Leadership” article by Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink

Teach to Lead – official website

Center for Teacher Quality article